Community

BANNISTER GM IS PROUD TO BE A PART OF EDSON AND AREA!

Bannister GM is proud to be a part of the Edson community and support dozens of community events and organizations throughout the year! Our team of dedicated employees give back by volunteering with different initiatives that support the Edson region. Below is a listing of the upcoming FREE Community Skates & Shinny Hockey events sponsored by Bannister GM that will be taking place at Repsol Place this season!

FREE COMMUNITY SKATES AND SHINNY HOCKEY!

Bannister GM is proud to sponsor FREE Community Skates and Shinny Hockey at Repsol Place throughout the 2019/2020 Season!

BANNISTER GM IS PROUD TO SUPPORT EVERYTHING EDSON AND YELLOWHEAD COUNTY!

Free Food Friday!

Bannister GM hosted a FREE lunch for the community in support of the Kinette Christmas Hamper and the Edson Food Bank.  Pictured above are Sales Manager John Cesario and General Manager Jamie Gilham with members of the Edson Food Bank, Edson Chamber of Commerce and the Edson Kinette Club!

Holy Redeemer High School Drama - Chicago!

Holy Redeemer High School in Edson is known for outstanding drama productions and Bannister GM was proud to be a Diamond Sponsor this year for "Chicago" which features our very own extended family Jessie Cesario, son of Sales Manager John Cesario.

Citizens on Patrol Candy Patrol!

Over 4000 pieces of candy were handed out during the 2019 Bannister GM / Edson Citizens on Patrol Candy Patrol.  Once again this year Citizens on Patrol volunteers were joined by Edson RCMP Traffic Services.  A fun time was had by all!

KINETTE TOY RUN

We were proud to participate in the official kick-off to the Kinette Christmas Hamper Program with the annual Toy Run. Our very own Kevin Zahara drove the Bannister GM Community Donation Truck accompanied by Kinette volunteers collecting items for the Kinette Christmas Hamper. We also provided some bottled water for the BBQ afterwards. Beautiful Day for a great event!

EARS DOG WASH

Bannister GM was proud to host the 3rd annual Edson Animal Rescue Society Dog Wash this past July! $545 was raised for the organization during the 3 hour event. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Edson Animal Rescue Society!

EDSON CYCLING ASSOCIATION

We are proud to support the Edson Cycling Association throughout the year by supplying food and refreshments for some of the trail building nights out at Willmore Park. Our very own Jordan Longstreet is an avid cyclist and has volunteered on several trail building nights over the summer of 2019. Memberships for the Edson Cycling Association are available at Bannister GM!

MEDICINE LODGE RODEO

Our very own Dave Richards participated in the highly anticipated Lawn Mower races at the Medicine Lodge Rodeo. We are proud to support our staff who are involved in our community!

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION BBQ

Bannister GM hosted a free BBQ to show our appreciation to the Edson Community for their on-going support. The Edson Customer Cruisers brought down some of their rides while the Edson RCMP and Citizens on Patrol installed Tamper Proof Security Screws on License Plates for free.

EDSON BULLARAMA

We are proud to support the Edson Bullarama annually! The event brings together some of the best bull riders during an action packed weekend at Repsol Place!

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK

Each year for Random Acts of Kindness Week, we team up with community agencies to perform a random act of kindness. This year we provided the Mayor's Youth Council with treats for the residents of Parkland Lodge! The youth also played games and visited with the residents. A fun time was had by all!

2018 KINETTE CHRISTMAS HAMPER

The Kinette Christmas Hamper is a project that Bannister GM supports every year. In 2018 the Kinette's received approximately 400 referrals. Thank you to all of our loyal customers and the community for their donations. Our staff donated hundreds of dollars worth of toys to the cause, making Christmas that more special for hundreds of families in our community.

SECRET SANTA FOR SENIORS

Bannister GM was happy to support the Seniors Secret Santa event! Held at the Pioneer Cabin, Edson and area seniors were able to get together and receive some gifts due to the generosity of others. Huge shout out to the organizers for putting on this wonderful event!

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER

For the last 4 years, during the month of December, Chef Ramzi has hosted a Community Christmas Dinner where residents can come out for a FREE meal. This years event was hosted at Parkland School with support from the Town of Edson. Bannister GM provided 500 of FREE bottled Bannister GM water for the event. Pictured above is Assistant Principal Ryan Hall with Bannister GM General Manager Jamie Gilham.

SHOWROOM SHOOTOUT

The 4th annual Showroom Shoot Out was held at Bannister GM in 2018 and this year we were joined by the Edson Aero's Junior A Hockey Club! Congratulations to the Pee Wee 2 24/7 Compression Sabres who won the Shoot Out event and will get a $500 season wrap-up party courtesy of Bannister GM. We had nearly 400 people attend the event this year!

HRH DRAMA GREASE PRODUCTION

Bannister GM is a regular corporate sponsor of the Holy Redeemer Drama Club, including their recent production of GREASE! 1500 people saw the show over 4 days during 10 shows!! In addition to sponsoring the show, we also provided pizza for all the cast and crew following the production. Great job to everyone involved!

EDSON MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

Bannister GM is a proud supporter of Edson Minor Hockey and the annual raffle. Congratulations to Wade and Colleen Magneson of Edson who were the lucky winners of a 2018 Chevrolet Spark!

EDSON & DISTRICT FOOD BANK

The team at Bannister GM answered the call for help when the Edson Food Bank needed some extra hands to move thousands of pounds of donated potatoes and produce from upstairs into the basement. Bannister GM is proud to support the Edson Food Bank throughout the year.

CITIZENS ON PATROL CANDY PATROL

Bannister GM is proud to sponsor the Edson Citizens on Patrol Candy Patrol every Halloween. In 2018 we were joined by the Edson RCMP Traffic Unit as we patrolled the community handing candy to all the little ghosts and goblins.

AEROS HOCKEY

Bannister GM is a proud sponsor of the NEW Edson Aero's Junior A Hockey Club. We held a Community BBQ with the team and sponsor them throughout the hockey season!

PROSPECTS BASEBALL

Bannister GM was proud to supply a number of the Edson Prospects Travel Baseball Teams with bottled water throughout the season. Go Prospects!

BRIANA BAUDIN RODEO SEASON

We were proud to support local rodeo star Briana Baudin this past rodeo season! We even supplied her with a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD Truck for a couple of her out of town rodeo's!

HOLY REDEEMER REBELS FOOTBALL!

$1360 was raised for the Holy Redeemer Rebels Football Team during the Bannister GM Drive to the End Zone Test Drive Event in May 2018!

COMMUNITY CARE FOUNDATION

General Manager Jamie Gilham presents a donation of $800 to Edson Hospital Continuing Care Manager Megan Cox. The donation was made to the Edson Community Care Foundation to purchase 4 coffee stations for the 4 different wings in the Continuing Care Centre at the Edson Hospital.

CENTENNIAL PARK CABOOSE RESTORATION PROJECT

A picture of the repainted CNR Caboose located in Centennial Park in Edson. Bannister GM was proud to be a major contributor to the project